Welcome to the first Teacher Tuesdays Link Party!
I am so excited to learn new ideas and share my own with all of you. Because this is the first link party, I don’t expect there to be many links, but hopefully it will grow over time!
Here’s what I have to share with you today: My Interview Outfits!
For the first interview, I kept it classic and conservative. Based on all of the research I did, this was the way to go. If you’re interviewing for a teaching position, you must wear a suit or find suit separates that work together! (As a teacher, it is rare to have to wear a suit, but choosing separates solves everything.)
Blazer, Blouse, and Skirt: Calvin Klein (Macys)
Shoes: Liz Claiborne (Shoe Carnival)
Earrings: c/o Mom
Necklace: JC Penney or Kohl’s…can’t remember 🙂
Tote: Relic (Kohl’s)
Even though I really wanted to make it pop more, I kept it to a minimum with the red bag and silver accessories. That way, I still showed my personality but didn’t give the committee any reason to doubt me based on my appearance alone. At least I hope I didn’t!
I found that I really enjoyed the simplicity of this outfit. I can wear these items over and over again and never feel out of style. I chose the A-line skirt instead of a pencil skirt because it was a lot more flattering for my body type and I could continue wearing it even if I gained a few pounds 😉
For my second interview, during which I had to teach a lesson to a committee and the superintendent, I still kept it conservative, but I added more pops of color and exciting elements to show a little more of my personality. I chose suit separates that I had purchased at different times that shared the same material and shade. I also brought in more playful jewelry and left the top untucked (it wouldn’t have worked tucked anyway).
Blazer: The Limited (Goodwill)
Blouse: NY and Company
Shoes: JC Penney
Jewelry: Kohl’s, c/o Mom
Tote: a.n.a (Kohl’s)
I’m excited about these pieces because I can wear them ALL in a variety of ways! I plan on wearing the new top with black cropped pants or even black skinnys on the weekends. I can always wear the black pants with both heels or flats and the blazer can dress up any outfit.
Have a teacher outfit, craft, lesson plan, or strategy to share? Submit your link below! Don’t forget:
- You must link back to The Modern Austen in your post (grab a button!)
- Submit your specific blog post–not a general URL for your blog
- Please, do not share your giveaways!
- Explore other links–It’s a party, after all!